PRAYER<br />“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”<br />Colossians 4:2<br />
PRAYER<br />“Pray without ceasing.”<br />1 Thessalonians 5:17<br />
PRAYER<br />“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”<br />Luke 18:1<br />
PRAYER<br />Why do we struggle with prayer?<br /><ul><li>We don’t know how
We don’t believe anything positive will happen as a result.</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />God Answers Prayer<br /><ul><li>...
Matthew 7:7-11</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />God Answers Prayer According to His Will<br /><ul><li>1 John 5:14-15
If God wills that we have our request, we will have it.</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />If the request is not granted:<br />...
Perhaps it was the wrong request (Matt. 7:11; 20:20-23).
Perhaps my motive was not right (James 4:3).</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />If the request is not granted:<br /><ul><li>Per...
Perhaps I am not right (Psa. 66:18; 1 Pet. 3:7; Matt. 6:5-7; James 1:5-8).</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />Why do we struggl...
We are too busy and do not plan to pray.</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />Prayer Must Be Taught/Learned<br />“Lord, teach us ...
PRAYER<br />How Can We Learn to Pray?<br /><ul><li>Listen to others pray (Luke 11:1)
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Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

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Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

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  2. 2. PRAYER<br />“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”<br />Colossians 4:2<br />
  3. 3. PRAYER<br />“Pray without ceasing.”<br />1 Thessalonians 5:17<br />
  4. 4. PRAYER<br />“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”<br />Luke 18:1<br />
  5. 5. PRAYER<br />Why do we struggle with prayer?<br /><ul><li>We don’t know how
  6. 6. We don’t believe anything positive will happen as a result.</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />God Answers Prayer<br /><ul><li>James 4:2; 5:16-18
  7. 7. Matthew 7:7-11</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />God Answers Prayer According to His Will<br /><ul><li>1 John 5:14-15
  8. 8. If God wills that we have our request, we will have it.</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />If the request is not granted:<br /><ul><li>Perhaps the request called for God to violate His will.
  9. 9. Perhaps it was the wrong request (Matt. 7:11; 20:20-23).
  10. 10. Perhaps my motive was not right (James 4:3).</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />If the request is not granted:<br /><ul><li>Perhaps the timing is not right (Rev. 6:10-11).
  11. 11. Perhaps I am not right (Psa. 66:18; 1 Pet. 3:7; Matt. 6:5-7; James 1:5-8).</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />Why do we struggle with prayer?<br /><ul><li>We don’t really feel the need to pray.
  12. 12. We are too busy and do not plan to pray.</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />Prayer Must Be Taught/Learned<br />“Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”<br />Luke 11:1<br />
  13. 13. PRAYER<br />How Can We Learn to Pray?<br /><ul><li>Listen to others pray (Luke 11:1)
  14. 14. Pray
  15. 15. Meditate on scripture</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />Some Practical Suggestions<br /><ul><li>Schedule prayer (Psa. 55:17)
  16. 16. Minimize distractions (Luke 5:16)
  17. 17. Make prayer personal (Psa. 62:8)</li></li></ul><li>PRAYER<br />Use the “ACTS” tool<br /><ul><li>Adoration
  18. 18. Confession
  19. 19. Thanksgiving
  20. 20. Supplication</li>

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